We are just past the halfway point in the full season minor league schedules and there has been some recent shuffling around of players.  Let’s see what all is going on down on the farm this week.

AAA Louisville Bats

The Bats have a 39-39 record and are in 3rd place in the International League West.

The International League hitters are averaging .253/.320/.377/.698.

3B Jermaine Curtis (.285/.406/.420/.826) will represent the Bats in the AAA All Star Game.  OF Scott Schebler (.291/.338/.508/.847) has cooled off a bit, but still leads the Bats in hitting.  OF Steve Selsky (.286/.375/.458/.833) just keeps on hitting well at AAA and is making a case for a spot on the Reds bench.  OF Jesse Winker (.286/.381/.367/.748) is still on the DL with a wrist injury.

The International League average ERA is 3.64.

SP Robert Stephenson (3.93 ERA) is just kind of holding his own at AAA now and trying to find some consistent command.  SP Amir Garrett (2.13 ERA) now has two AAA appearances and in 12.2 IP has allowed 3 ER on 5 H and 8 BB with 9 SO.  RP Steve Delabar (2.63 ERA) was released and has signed to play in Japan.  RP Kevin Shackelford (1.38 ERA at AA) was promoted to the Bats.

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos have a 43-32 record and are in 1st place in the Southern League South.  The Blue Wahoos are the First Half South Division Champions.

The Southern League hitters are averaging .253/.328/.368/.697.

OF Phil Ervin (.232/.341/.391/.732) continues to get on base despite a low BA.  2B Brandon Dixon (.252/.303/.454/.757) continues to slide back since his hot week at the start of the month.  SS Calten Daal (.330/.387/.381/.768) and OF Sebastian Elizalde (.302/.348/.414/.762) are still hitting well at AA.  3B Taylor Sparks (.308/.357/.769/1.126) is off to a hot start in his first 4 games since his promotion.  OF/1B Kyle Parker (.191/.327/.326/.654) was released.

The Southern League average ERA is 3.73.

SP Rookie Davis (2.64 ERA) leads the Blue Wahoo rotation since Amir Garret’s promotion.  SP Jackson Stephens (3.19 ERA) continues to pitch well at AA.  SP Tyler Mahle (5.40 ERA) gave up 3 ER over 5 IP in his AA debut.  RP Alejandro Chacin (1.11 ERA) now has 13 S.  RP Carlos Gonzalez (2.43 ERA) has 4 S.

High A Daytona Tortugas

The Tortugas have a 40-36 record and are in 3rd place in the Florida State League North.

The Florida State League hitters are averaging .247/.317/.352/.669.

OF/1B Brian O’Grady (.247/.381/.451/.831) has been on a tear of late and now leads the Tortugas in hitting.  RF Aristides Aquino (.280/.337/.475/.812) has also been on a hot streak.  1B Gavin LaValley (.264/.325/.464/.789) is doing very well at A+ also.  3B Tanner Rahier (.467/.471/.533/1.004) is off to a hot start over his first four games at A+.

The Florida State League average ERA is 3.46.

SP Keury Mella (3.29 ERA) continues to make a case for a promotion to AA.  SP Wendolyn Bautista (1.74) is pitching very well in his first four starts at Daytona.  SP Seth Varner (3.22 ERA) is pitching well also.  RP Jimmy Herget (1.35 ERA) is doing a great job as the closer and now has 14 S.  RP Greg Williams (4.22 ERA) was released.

Low A Dayton Dragons

The Dragons have a 23-54 record and are in 8th place in the Midwest League Eastern.

The Midwest League hitters are averaging .246/.316/.350/.666.

2B Shed Long (.274/.361/.472/.833) has been the clubs best hitter all season.  1B James Vasquez (.233/.309/.391/.700) has been in a slump recently.  OF Reydel Medina (.267/.288/.408/.696) has only 2 BB in 125 PA.  OF Argenis Aldazoro (.176/.233/.191/.424) was released.

The Midwest League average ERA is 3.51.

SP Austin Orewiler (3.21 ERA) continues to lead the rotation.  SP Jose Lopez (3.50 ERA) has been pitching very well lately.  RP Juan Martinez (1.60 ERA) and Jesus Reyes (1.83 ERA) are the leaders in the bullpen.

Rookie Billings Mustangs

The Mustangs have a 6-6 record and are in 3rd place in the Pioneer League North.

The Pioneer League hitters are averaging .290/.359/.442/.801.

C Cassidy Brown (.444/.545/.611/1.157) is off to a great start.  OF Jose Siri (.387/.441/.613/1.054) is off to a very hot start.  OF Daniel Sweet (.316/.435/.526/.961) is also hitting very well.  OF Mitch Piatnik (.349/.391/.465/.856) is off to a good start this season.  This year’s top draft picks 3B Nick Senzel (.388 OPS), OF Taylor Trammell (.642 OPS), and C Chris Okey (.364 OPS) are struggling in the early going.

The Pioneer League average ERA is 5.10.

SP Andrew Jordan (2.57 ERA), SP Antonio Santillan (2.70 ERA), and SP Jordan Ramsey (1.08 ERA) are leading the Mustangs rotation.  RP Patrick Riehl (1.13 ERA) and RP Junior Arias (2.08 ERA) head up the bullpen.

Rookie AZL Reds

The Reds have a 3-4 record and are in 2nd place in the AZL Central.

The AZL hitters are averaging .260/.339/.369/.708.

OF Michael Beltre (.346/.414/.654/1.068) is off to a very hot start.  1B Edgar Herrera (1.000 OPS), C Derik Capitillo (.962 OPS), OF Andy Sugilio (.944 OPS), CF Mauro Conde (.917 OPS), and OF Daniel Jimenez (.885 OPS) are all off to hot starts also.

The AZL average ERA is 4.48.

SP Ian Kahaloa (0.00 ERA), SP Wennington Romero (2.79 ERA), and SP Matt Blandino (3.00 ERA) lead the rotation.